Atherton Racing: Four by Three - Episode 1, Rachel

by Matt Wragg 
 
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Episode one of this new series about the Athertons, shot by Clay Porter, follows Rachel as she takes on the Fort William World Cup - a race she has never won...



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 oh god not the red bull video player
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 Flick book time
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 probably a transponder so they it records their times
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 timing chips i think
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 is it just me or does anybody else always see that first ginger marshall at any race on ft william deer fence???... Big Grin
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 Such a heap of crud that RedBull yoke of a player.

Summary: Stick with making energy drinks and not crappy players with your name on it !
  • + 7
 the player must have issues over there in the UK, i haven't had any problems with it before
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 I always have problems, thought it was my computer.
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 Its your internet, my was like 720p. Make sure you're not downloading other crap when you start the video and that should help a bit.
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 well I can watch most other video players in HD with no problems but this one woks fine for 1 min then goes to shit then works for 10 seconds then goes to shit..
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 Im sorry but she got 2nd.... great rider, but sore loser
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 specializedrider219: you just don't get it. She even congrats Emmeline in the video. But there's a reason those riders are mentioned in the news while we only appear in the comments: because they are devoted racers, they go through all kinds of struggles, risks and pain to win - and more than anywhere else in front of their home crowd, their families. And if you know you have the abilities, but on that day, again, you didn't make it to that top spot you are so heavily seeking for e.g. because you got the risk-to-safety-weighting wrong, you are upset with yourself / sad.

Congrats to Rachel, you get faster and hotter every year ;-)
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 It works fine on iPhone pal
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 She said herself it was one of the hardest tracks of the year as well as one of the biggest ones. any other racer would give anything to make it on the podium. She should be stoked with a 2nd place victory and should use that motivation to maybe do even better in the next race
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 She's right to be upset for coming second... if your a professional racer there i only one acceptable finishing spot... FIRST!!! As it happens, she won the series overall so I think that should go to prove her class.... Keep it up Rachel!!!
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 Stoked on this new series
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 for sure!!
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 Im stoked on that guys mustache at the end!
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 It's getting a little old to me, and it seems like someone is always inured, usually Rachael, and Gee is always pissed about not being able to win races anymore, cause of Gwin. Or maybe he just has a pissed personality cause he's a Brit, and all the rain there all the time ruins there mood. Peaty is such a rarity in that respect. They need to spice it up and get some more drama, like real reality TV shows. Create some fights, maybe have Dan and Gee go to blows arguing about how a backyard jump should be built. Or how about if Dan attempted a 4X comeback and everyone else got worried and tried to talk him out of it, that might make a good show. Maybe Rachael could start drinking alot of booze cause shes depressed about her injuries and spotty results. She could get all drunk and threaten to quit and move to London and the boys would be all concerned. I don't know, I'm no producer, but those are just some ideas. Spice it up a little, the show is always so serious...it could use some drama. I'd also like to see some interviews where they talk shit about other racers, or even each other...would probably do wonders for the ratings!
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 dont mess with rachel or i will have to kill you
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 Protour I neg propped you and I hope the reason is obvious. Why bother, if you diss someone and it's funny then cool it's funny, but you just dribbled all over the keyboard and pressed return. What's the point?
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 i remember all of the mountains they showed and everything about it! it was my first time at fort William and it wont be my last. i recommend everybody that can go should go. the atmosphere is amazing and so chilled... so get your ass down there for 2013....
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 What are you talking about Blinddude? I didn't diss anyone, I just presented some fresh ideas for an otherwise stale show. I like Rachael, shes a great racer and person. I even met her once and she took a liking to me. But it's a fact that she's been injured and had some inconsistent results. I don't even know if she drinks, but most DH racers do. I bet she's pretty
entertaining after a couple drinks is all I was implying, and the show could use some creative drama.

Heres another idea I thought of, what if they all went on a roadie training ride and Gee almost gets hit by some A-hole driver and they get into a roadside altercation? Then he swears he will never ride a roadie bike again, hes sticking to the dirt. I would like that episode, since it happened to me.

Or how about if Rachael got a boyfriend at the house, and the brothers got angry about them making so much noise at night, that might be a good episode, right?
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 Protour, you're an idiot.
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 ^ditto, shut the f*ck up!
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 Not sure if Protour was trying to be sarcastic via internet or he's just a total nut-fuck.
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 All Protour ever does is hate on everything he comments on, just look at his profile. It's all there.
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 Hobbs & Iron Horse, comments not appreciated. You're just reinforcing my assertion that Brits are depressed, and now you are exasperating the situation by demonstrating you are overly sensitive and have no sense of humor at all! Quit digging your self a hole. I'm outta here.
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 she did not take a liking to you. stop embellishing
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 Protour... You do know that Vancouver gets the same annual precipitation as the UK right? And the reason gee and rach are always upset is because they know they can win, and when you are so close every time being just off, knowing the mistakes you made in you're run you would have every right to be upset.... Gee, Dan, and rach are super chill and fun to be around.
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 Mountain biking is one of the few sports where there is no bad blood, no childish drama and nobody speaks shit about each other, why would you wanna change that?
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 "hey I wonder what this idiot di to be neg propped!" :clicks show comment and sees the amount of words: "f*ck that" summary protour you are a douche, not a regular douche but a douche who has to rant with a shit load of words and think people will actually take the time to read it and give a f*ck
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 I just hope you go to hell Protour, or at least your humor should do so. I know exactly how it feels to be second if you know you could win, but it seems to me that you spend to much time pissing people off on the internet instead of going out, do some serious riding and get kind of an idea what racing is about. By the way world cup riders get some cash for their result so I think at least this should explain to your why they get pissed because they don't win, I mean you're a human and every human would be pissed if they miss the chance of making money, yes even you should be able to understand this fact. Just stop talking rubbish about british people, every races would be pissed and by the way, I know a couple of brits and I've spent some time there, they are actually much friendlier than a lot of other people in the world. READ THIS, Protour, and then, you have my permission to delete your Pinkbike account!
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 this^ and Id be f*ckin pissed right off to if I missed the win by a half second!
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 You sir, Mr Protour, are a disgrace to us Canadians. Get out of here.
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 Who says I'm going to hell???

No way bro, I'm a born-again Christian, the pearly gates are waiting! I forgive you all for your hateful comments, and I never said anything hateful bout nobody and I like the brits, partied with some in Whistler recently. I was making jokes to them about the rain over there and they were laughing, guess it goes over differently on the internet.
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 By the way Gouty, thanks for showing me some respect by calling me sir, I like that. See you on the trails, peeps.
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 I'd have a lot more respect for your posts if you could spell Rachel's name right, and didn't have the grammar of a grade schooler.
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 Protour - what the hell man - you are suggesting they script in some fights to their lives for your entertainment and start drinking. I think these films are an attempt to tell a story about the lives of pro racers and give people an insight into what it takes to be a racer and the highs and lows they experience. This series is a different cut than the old Atherton Project, which I loved as well. I am not sure you can call a series about peoples lives "stale" - you wanted drama in the lives of people who have shopwn you on screen the raw heart brake of losing races due to mechanicals, a broken neck, a car accident that left Rachel injured for an entire season.

I am sorry man you are just f*cking brain dead if you think they should throw in some fake drama on top of that to entertain your brain dead little mind. You are a disgrace to your country, species and sport.
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 Heyy "protour" I have just had an idea too!
How about this,,, you take a bungy rope, strap it to your balls and jump off the biggest bridge you can find!!
Now that's entertainment right???
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 Hey prodouch, I Mtb to get the fu*k away from drama........oh and traffic, I hate stupid people!
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 Trolls - quit feeding them and they will go away.
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 what the fcuk just happened there?
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 I also forgive you guys for your hateful comments. where do I get the strength to do this, you might ask? My faith; let me tell you "my story."

I was inspired by Gwin crediting his domination to his belief in God, so I went to couch one time on a hot day and got baptized. Man did that cool water feel good and I emerged a born-again Christian, just like a fresh, sin-free baby out of it's mothers womb. What's the motivation? Eternal life, man! What's gonna happen to all you haters when you die? I won't judge, but so far it looks grim. I still sin, I still smoke and drink, but Jesus is
there for me when i fall...Just gotta ask for forgiveness & believe in the man above, like Gwin and all the MX racers do.

Id like to see Gwin and Sick Mick have a frank conversation with Gee about his lack of faith, that would really be a good episode...then Gee might start wining again.
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 Whoops, I went to church, not the couch. But I'm going to the couch now to pray for you that you feel Gods inspiration tonight, Amen.
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 Stop preaching!!
I'll give you the definitive of GOD shall I? Spell it backwards,, then go to it's house and shut the f*ck up!!
This is a MTB website, it is not a place for you to preach to everybody about how you became a born again Christian no body cares, I would rather sh*t in my hands and clap than look at another one of your god bothering stories! enough said!!!!!
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 Well, I know where I'm going when I die... 6 feet under, not to be reborn, or reincarnated. Death is the end nothing more nothing less. Not to offend anyone that believes otherwise, since I'm going to judge or push my beliefs on anyone. But protour, you should just stop, you're irritating people, and you're a horrible troll so GTFO, because people are getting agitated.
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 Are you sure you haven't felt any religious inspiration in the last few hours? Even if you haven't, I'll bet Gee has, he was at the heart of my prayers.

The British didn't do so well at their own Olympics, no medals for, etc..., but I prayed for things to turn around at the final World Cup round, don't be surprised if Bren-Dawg is on the podium after being pissed on by his own federation regarding World's selection. Keep an eye on his Twitter account, there might be a direct correlation between his spirituality level and his podium ascension. I prayed for him too....I usually don't pray this much, I'm exhausted, and God is probably tired of hearing all these MTB DH requests also. Peace out, brothers & sisters, may God speed be with you!
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 Britain did pretty well at their own Olympics.......
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 Britain did better in their own Olympics then Canada did in their own winter ( rain ) Olympics! The one year it decided to not snow on the local mountains was the one year it really mattered. You know it's bad when you're driving down the freeway and there is dump trucks full of snow heading to Vancouver.
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 Well,well.....where to start it rains more in Vancouver than in England and a lot more suicides so I cant see how that idiot calls Brits sad people or without sense of humor.Second, our religion is biking in any form so keep yours out of here. Canadians are very nice people so you should be from another planet,ahh and your comment about the sister making noises with the boyfriend......for sure you are going to hell, so low class
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 More rain and less snow....yes, that will happen with global warming. Things will only get hotter and progressively worse, then all of the other wonderful species will start to die off as the planet melts and burns. The human race will eventually have it's "come to jesus" moment, but religion or changing our destructive ways will not be the answer, there will be no answer because it will be too late, I'm afraid. Todays youth don't seem interested in fighting for their own future, they just want to burn more fossil fuels when they should be fighting for wind farms and radical change.

Time for another bike ride...enjoy yours.
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 Man, you are crazy, need an urgent visit to de shrink; started with Rachel, then the Brits, then the filming,then the religion,then global warming and now people that dont care about the planet.........I just came back from a great ride in beautiful mexican weather and thats what you need, a long long ride and forget all the BS
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 As a British Christian, I feel I'd better lock my doors and watch out for him..
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 Does protour not realise god isn't real?? Someone should really tell him. Whether your a born again christian or not your still a c**t
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 Awesome concept, awesome execution! I think this just brought the world cup team film to a new level. Rachel is a great ambassador for mountain biking in general, not just for the women. A fantastic representation of the down-to-earth attitude that is prevalent across pretty much every aspect of mountain biking. Keep it up Rach and good luck in Hafjell.
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 if i got a money everytime someone said "stoked" in mtb i would be loaded .
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 And stoked.
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 Stoked,stoked,stoked,stoked,stoked, there ,you owe me a fiver !!
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 haha didnt see that coming !
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 it's still weird that they are excluding Marc Beaumont , isn't it?

he is part of that team but still does not show up in the logo or even in that video series...
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 Well, the series and the products are Atherton stuff, not Atherton Racing which is the team. He's under the Atherton Racing-GT team, but he's not a member of the Atherton family, and Clay's series are about the Athertons. And the logo I guess they just have had it like that for long and it's not changing. Plus since Dan is racing enduro, the two guys and a girl logo still applies perfect to the DH team.
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 Sure he's part of their team, but its called Atherton Racing not Team GT. Its about the amazing 3 siblings that have all risen to the top of mtn biking regardless of anything else.
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 Atherton racing is more a brand than a team and is now a part of the GT factory racing team, Marc is part of the GT team but not Atherton racing, i think.
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 He's part of Atherton Racing, the team (just check athertonracing.co.uk and you'll see Marc's there as one more), but he's not part of the family. And the film focuses on the family, not the team per se.
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 Their official world cup team name is GT Factory Racing, not Atherton Racing. Marc is a part of that team, whereas the Athertons have atherton racing which is the name they use to sell their t-shirts etc
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 Interesting trivia... at Fort William, Marc qualified in 1st spot, Gee qualified in 2nd. Did they mention that in the film?
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 They might mention it...haven't seen Gee's film yet.
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 poor marc he was in the shadow of the top WC guys before, now hes in the shadow of his team mates
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 This one is about Rachel, hence no mention about Gee, Marc or Dan.
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 Good God. That zooming effect that the camera man does right into Rachel's face is so annoying/corny.
  • + 5
 1992 is calling on line 2. They want their zooming effect back.
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 I personally would not complain about getting a closer look at Rachel..
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 Please, let me just look at Rachel Atherton in peace.
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 This is amazing. Have wanted to go to Ft William practically forever for the Scottish Six Day Trial, now seeing it in high def....WOW! And Rachel is the best. How can you not want her to succeed.
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 Rachel ... woman of the dream !!!
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 kudos to Clay and his team for this series. The Atherton Project was awesome in its own right, but just after 1 episode, I think Four by Three will be better. Great job. And the Athertons themselves seem like a great family to follow for such a series. Can't wait for the other 3 episodes.
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 Brought back good memories for me too. Spotted me and my mate in our scouser fancy dress somewhere near the end too haa! We were definitely outdone by that attention seeking Christmas tree and his mexican sidekick though! Good effort lads! Smile
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 Looked for the Fort Bill course on Google Maps a couple of years ago, found a little place labeled 'Hogwarts' not too far away... Oh Rach, I'd love to be able to flow down a trail the way you do. You are an inspiration to me.
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 Love it cant wait for the next!! atherton project was better though!Smile
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 30.000 people screaming for you. i would love to race there!
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 YES!!! I've bien waiting for this since the end of the Atherton Project!!!
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 AGAIN..... Protour you are a f** king idiot! Why do you talk shit about everything?
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 gutted i've given up on this the player keeps messing up, can't find it on youtube either.
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 I hate red bull videos! couldn't watch anymore had to stop. its like a ps3 with a wireless connection 50ft away.
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 Me and my mate in the crowd at 4.29 ........
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 HAHAHA!! thats my brother at 8:30 mins in getting the pic with Rachel Big Grin
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 when is the next episonde?
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 Rachel is mint and an awesome rider.
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 They should add subtitles on every atherthon's movie
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 Dammit Clay stop zooming in!
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 Soooo frustrated with the RedBull player! Gaaah.
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 2:49 I didn't know Tracy Morgan was a marshal......
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 Oh Rachel...will you marry me?!?
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 Yeah the camera does not do her justice either! She is even nicer in the... a-hem... flesh.. Wink
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 07:05-->"oh yeah,i love rain!Yeah,keep that camera on me!"
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 This is going to be good!
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 RAchel crashed right in front of me, a was well pleased Big Grin
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 I've watched it 3 times now doing work.... I can't wait for more vids
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 cased that jump at 07:23
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 Its pretty big, most of the women dont even take the jump.
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